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Links to Asian-American Museums in the U.S.
APAture|A Window on the Art of Young Asian Pacific Americans
Located in San Francisco, California, this event took place between September 11-30, 2000 and is Bay Area's first and only arts exposition for emerging artists of Asian descent. As the diversity of Asian-America itself includes the fourth generation, hapas and parachute kids, so do Asian-American arts run the gamut from happily subversive to erotically outrageous and angrily contemplative.
Art History - The Far East Art Resources
About.com Guide Andrea Mulder-Slater's list of links and articles about Asian art.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Located in San Francisco, California, the Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian art and culture is the premier museum for Asian artifacts in the area.
Asian Cultures Museum and Educational Center
Find out more about this unique museum located in Corpus Christi, Texas from About.com's Judy Wilds. Founded in 1974, the goal is to promote an understanding of Asian cultures through educational programming, exhibits based upon an extensive collection of Asian artifacts and cultural events.
Chinese Culture - Architecture Resources
About.com Guide Jun Shan's list of Chinese architecture resources with links describing topics such as temple and courtyard construction.
Hakone Gardens
Located in Saratoga, California, these Japanese gardens were created in 1918 after inspiration from the 1915 Pan-Pacific Exhibition. Observe the Zen and Tea gardens, and visit the bamboo park with its outstanding collection of bamboo.
Hmong Textiles
The Hmong have brought with them a rich visual arts heritage. Paj ntaub or "flower cloth" continues to be produced by Hmong artists in this country. The designs and patterns used are symbolic in Hmong culture and often are derived from forms in nature.
Honolulu Academy of the Arts
Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, this institution is an encyclopedic museum of world art serving Hawaii and its people with a strong focus on Asian art.
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
A comprehensive collection of artwork by sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) is located in Long Island City, New York in a tranquil setting created by the artist. On exhibition are more than 250 works, including stone, metal, wood and clay sculptures, models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and Noguchi's Akari light sculptures.
Japanese Culture - Art Resources
About.com Guide Lisa Heupel's list of Japanese art resources with links of history and descriptions of the different art styles unique to Japan.
Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden
One of the most impressive Japanese gardens outside Japan and located in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York. It captures nature in miniature: trees and shrubs, carefully dwarfed and shaped by cloud-pruning, are surrounded by hills, a pond, and forest-sized trees.
Japanese-American National Museum
Located in the heart of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, California, this institution is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by preserving, interpreting and sharing the experiences of Japanese-Americans.
An art dealer who specializes in Japanese arms and armor along with books. They also sell other Asian and Asian-American artwork such as the work of Arturo Ho.
Korean-American Museum
Located in Los Angeles, California. Its mission is to serve the public by promoting Korean American history and culture, as well as recognizing Korean contributions to America.
Made in USA: Angel Island Shhh
An art installation by Flo Oy Wong displayed from June 17 - September 23, 2000 at Angel Island Immigration Station in California is a rice-sack flag installation that explores the identity secrets of Chinese immigrants detained and interrogated in the United States.
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
This Japanese museum and garden is located in 200 acres of Morikami Park in Delray Beach, Florida. The park includes the only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the living culture of Japan.
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
Located in the heart of Chinatown in New York City, this institution is the first full-time professionally staffed museum dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere.
New York Chinese Scholar's Garden
Located in Staten Island, New York, this garden is part of the Staten Island Botanical Gardens and is an accurate representation of a garden that would have been built by a scholar or an administrator retiring from the emperor's court. Often these gardens were an enclosed private one associated with a house which, in turn without its garden, would not have been considered whole.
Smithsonian: Freer Gallery & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, together these two galleries form the national museum of Asian art at the Smithsonian Institution. Make sure to check out the splendid "Peacock Room" from James McNeill Whistler (18341919).
Tobai International
Located in Chicago, Illinois, this private gallery is dedicated to introducting contemporary Asian art to the American public with its unique collection of work including ceramics, furnishings and contemporary prints and paintings from Japan, Korea, and China.
The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art
Located in the Arts district of downtown Dallas, Texas, the Crow Collection is a permanent exhibit dedicated to the arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. This museum offers a serene setting for quiet reflection and learning.
The Wing Luke Asian Museum
Located in Seattle, Washington, this institution is dedicated to Wing Luke, the first Asian Pacific American elected official in the Pacific Northwest and devoted to the collection, preservation and display of Asian Pacific American culture, history and art.
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